I love the Chris Tomlin song, I Will Follow. The words… you can’t miss the words to this song: “Where you go I’ll go, Where you stay I’ll stay, When you move I’ll move, I will follow. Who you love I’ll love, how you serve I’ll serve, If this life I lose, I will follow You”.
We get stuck in the circumstances of life. We get caught up in the everydayness of what is going on around us, and rightly so. It is what it is; we are where we are, but if we can only change what we can change, then we need to trust in a Higher Source. Ask God for help. And then follow.
Why do we as humans tend to look at change as bad? Change is inevitable. We must not only learn to accept change, but to embrace it as well. And hey, why not be all in and every now and then, even initiate it.
There is a fine line in grieving the loss and getting stuck there. Focusing on the things that were, can keep you from the things that are possible. With every change there is a loss, whether the change is good or bad, planned or totally unexpected and I don’t want to lose sight of that. To continue down the path of ‘what ifs’ and ‘how comes’ can distract you from the here and now and the hope of the future.
There will always be new adventures, new directions, new adversities out there, regardless of how you feel about that. The reward of change comes when you let go of the fear and enjoy the ride…and follow.